Edexcel A level Music and Music Technology: September 2022 update

5 September 2022
Read the latest information on Edexcel A level Music and Music Technology, including key dates, latest news and post-results services.
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Summer 2022 results

Your students' results were released to centres on 18 August 2022.

The question paper, mark scheme and Principal Examiner's report for this summer's 9MU0/01, 9MU0/02 and 9MU0/03 Music exams and 8MT0/01, 8MT0/02, 8MT0/03, 8MT0/04, 9MT0/01, 9MT0/02, 9MT0/03 and 9MT0/04 Music Technology exams are now available to download from the website.

The grade boundaries for overall qualifications for Music and AS level Music Technology were released online on results day. On this day we also issued notional component grade boundaries for individual components.

For the legacy A level Music Technology specification individual unit grade boundaries were released on results day as well.

View the grade boundaries documents for A levels

Some of the new specifications use scaling to calculate the correct percentage of marks across the components and the raw marks are then multiplied by a scaling factor. To help you understand and work out the marks we have developed a component scaling calculator for the qualifications that use the weighting factors.

Find the component scaling calculator

ResultsPlus

ResultsPlus is a free online results analysis tool for teachers that gives you a detailed breakdown of your students’ performance in Edexcel exams. It provides the most detailed analysis available of your students’ performance and helps you to identify topics and skills where your students could benefit from further learning, helping them gain a deeper understanding of their subject. 

Access ResultsPlus

Principal Examiner Report

The Principal Examiner also compiles a report on how candidates performed in this year’s examinations. It provides general feedback and highlights good approaches that can be taken forward to future examination series.

You can find these reports on ResultsPlus. Please speak to your examinations officer if you don't have access to ResultsPlus.

Watch our short video on how to find the Principal Examiner Report.

Reviews of marking and moderation (RoMM)

If you're a centre with a concern about a student's results, you can use our post-results services. We have details about these services and their cost online.

Visit the RoMM pages

Access to scripts

After the summer 2022 results are published in August, centres will be able to view and download scripts which have been marked online free of charge from our Self-Service Portal via Edexcel Online.

The Self-Service Portal will be available until the final post-results deadline for each exam series:

  • Thursday 18 August - Friday 16 December 2022

Customers should save and/or print any scripts they need for teaching and learning purposes before the post-results deadline.

Scripts do not have examiner annotation on them. The marked script allows teachers to evaluate how the student performed on particular questions in relation to what they have been taught; the Principal Examiner's Report and the exemplars that we make available demonstrate how the mark scheme is applied.

If scripts have been marked "traditionally" (i.e. not online), centres will have to request them via the Post Results section of Edexcel Online as in previous exam series.

These scripts will also be free of charge, but the final dates to request them are the same as the published JCQ Access to Scripts deadlines.

Visit the Access to scripts pages

Post Results Fees

Details of all updated fees for our post results services from 1 August 2022 can be found online.

See post results fees from 1 August 2022

Preparing for 2023 assessments

On 10 May, it was announced that for the 2023 cohort Ofqual confirmed that the usual arrangements for NEA would return. This means that for our A level Music specification there is a need to provide one performances with a minimum duration of at least 8 minutes. Students will also need to compose two pieces of music - one to a brief assessing technique (20 marks) and one free/brief composition (40 marks) - with a combined duration of at least 6 minutes. The exam will return to full content coverage. The briefs for Composing were released on 1 September.

For AS and A level Music Technology, this means that we have now released the briefs for Component 1: Recording. The briefs for Technology-based Composition were released on 1 September and the time requirements will return to the specification requirements.

The Department for Education and Ofqual will continue to monitor the path and impact of the pandemic and evaluate the delivery of arrangements this year, before finalising 2023 arrangements.

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To help you prepare for the year ahead and to return to the specification requirements I am running onine sessions on 15 September for A level Music and 20 September for A level Music Technology, both at 4pm.

Book a place on the A level Music: Getting ready for 2022/2023 session

Book a place on the A level Music Technology: Getting ready for 2022/2023 session

We are also seeking your feedback on the 2022 series. Please complete the short questionnaire to provide any comments you have.

Access the GCSE and A level 2022 feedback questionnaire

Key dates

Date Event
29 September 2022 RoMM Service 1, RoMM Service 2 and RoMM Service 3 deadline
29 September 2022 Access To Scripts Original (ATSO) deadline
16 December 2022 Access To Scripts Copy (ATSC) deadline (this also applies to the free ATS portal - Script viewer)
21 February 2023 Deadline for entries in the June 2023 exam series
15 May 2023 Final date for submission of NEA
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